It is believed to be the largest fire in U.S. history and the deadliest until the September 11 attacks in 2001
During the Pullman strike, Charles Leonard, a representative of Omaha Railway murdered Charles Luth, a railroad switchman and union activist.
Two mineworkers were killed late Monday after being trapped in a collapse in a coal mine in Wharton, W.Va., operated by the Patriot Coal Company.
Some 1,000 Ukrainian rightists surrounded, stormed, and burned the House of Trade Unions in Odessa last Friday, killing 39 pro-Russia demonstrators in the building.
"I saw many of my co-workers, trapped like a sandwich, one upon the other. It's true that I survived, but I saw many of my co-workers die."
But OSHA is so short-staffed, say the Steel Workers who represent the workers at Texas City that an average U.S. refinery would get a PSM inspection once every 120 years.
Nine years ago, on March 23, 2005, the British Petroleum oil refinery in Texas City, Texas, an hour south of Houston, in so many words, blew up.
On Feb. 3, 1971 there was a major explosion at the Thiokol Chemical Plant located near Woodbine, Georgia.
The coal miners were underpaid Eastern Europeans who were told not to complain about their substandard and dangerous working conditons.
The disaster shook the people of Calumet and surrounding communities in the copper-rich Keweenaw region of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.